I just received my Leaf today and I love it. One thing I noticed in test drives and in performance reviews is that the stopping distance is a bit poor. On clean, dry, hot pavement the car goes instantly to ABS limit when standing on the brakes - which means it has capability left in the braking system, but the LRR tires lack the grip to make use of it. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of the effect of high performance tires on the Leaf stopping performance? I found a Car and Driver article about the boost to lateral G performance with better tires, but in Florida I am more interested in being able to stop when someone does something stupid in front of me. Other than a loss of range, increased road noise, and reduced tread life are there any other issues associated with putting high performance rubber on a Leaf?
2013 Leaf SL - Silver